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edward snowden remains in. transit. rejected all u.s. threats. to be extradited. there while washington is accused of trying to shoot the messenger. by ignoring the revelation. but all those at the bottom of. the.
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internet from a studio in moscow this is twenty four hours a day russia won't america's most wanted man n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden he remains holed up in transit at a moscow airport for a fourth day and president putin said that means snowden's never actually crossed into russia and so is beyond the government's reach. the latest now from. ever since edward snowden touched on on sunday here in moscow he's been a locked up in that transit to area and of course our theories are running high as you what is his next move some tears even suggest that they're both halves of he's already left the country or he's been detained by the russian authorities to be extradited to the u.s. opposes the russian president question any of those series in fact going as far as
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a comparing snowden to whether one whistle blower julian a son she was but so much snowden's case is similar to that of julian assange both called themselves defenders of human rights and fight for the freedom of information you have to ask yourself to such people need to be hunted down and put in prison i personally would like to avoid cases like these is like sharing a pig knots or shrieking but little for. the russian government has been pretty clear as to why they wouldn't be extradited snowden had to the u.s. because he did not step onto russian soil there's a back and forth the rhetoric up from haase rhetoric from the u.s. politicians as stating that moscow is not cooperating the chinese government fail to cooperate has been looked at as a building tension between all the countries now of course that the chinese government said that they failed to extradite snowden and to the authorities or because the paperwork from the u.s. government was not a clear enough allegations of the two countries working with snowden were
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immediately said to be absurd by the foreign minister sergey lavrov as well as the president. any accusations against russia and nothing but rubbish simply ravings a special services never interacted with snowden and they're not steering saved today. does the government release a statement saying that the application for snowden for asylum could take up to two months just like that of g.m.'s holed up in the london embassy now of course you will still be staking out here looking out for more details and as soon as we get anything we'll bring you right back to you. russia and china remain caught between the u.s. and the whistleblower on the run washington is angry that is hoping a lot is going to explain some believe america is just using scapegoats to distract attention from the real issues it's global surveillance program. u.s. secretary of state john kerry hinted at possible consequences that russia may face
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for its response on snowden saying at times russians have criminals in the u.s. they're looking for and he said the u.s. has cooperated on handing over seven of them in the past two years although if it were a russian whistleblower who stood up for civil liberties in russia it's kind of hard to imagine the u.s. handing them over very quickly especially if the us were not legally obliged to do so and in the case of snowden we heard the russian president say russia had no legal authority to stop him from traveling formally he hasn't crossed the russian border is a transit passenger didn't need a russian and he hasn't committed any crimes in russia moscow says russia doesn't want to have anything to do with mr stone but it's amazing how this story which had absolutely nothing to do with russia is all about russia not much of the media here has turned the whole snowden story into a story about putin they invite lawmakers and experts who focus on russia and putin here's for example senator mccain weighing in on the story. we got to start dealing with that amir putin in a realistic fashion for what he is he's an old k.g.b.
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colonel apparatchik that dreams of the days of the russian empire and he continues to stick your stamina for a broad variety of ways this kind of narrative in the media that's focused on russia certainly helps build up negative public opinion on snowden and eventually discredit his revelations the focus is not just on russia but also on china and here u.s. officials blast hong kong for letting slogan fly but what about one of these revelations the fact that the u.s. spied on chinese research centers and universities here's the explanation that we heard from secretary kerry our surveillance activities on them it's our surveillance activities anonymously on thousands of chinese and the chinese university anonymously in order to be able to track terrorism if there is an act of terrorism or some linkage. that is appropriate some indicator on whatever it is could be anywhere in the world whatever it is then you have to go to court and
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you have to have court approval in order to do anything that is actually name specific person specific so secretary kerry said the u.s. was spying on chinese research centers and universities to find terrorists a lot of people would find that response quite confusing china would probably not buy it so you see u.s. officials being quite of a sieve on what they're actually doing preferring to focus on the messenger instead on edward snowden and here's my colleague on associate europe in a on how the media here goes along with that narrative some journalists believe the shocking us government spying scandal is the biggest story of our lifetime i sit in my desk certainly have the authorities to to wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president if i had a personal e-mail but big brother shamelessly watching millions of people in secret seems to be turning into little more than
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a cat and mouse chase by the american mainstream media snowden snowed snow in my mind the only thing that's very really important. is it's really how the government is cracking down on. your mole over the place but that's far from most of the media's focus instead snowden is the source not the substance of the n.s.a. scandal is all the rage there's an old technique called change the subject when you don't like the subject this is about how you change you personalize it or you try to see what the problems are with the people who are delivering the message and ovoid actually explaining the message itself in this case a massive spy scandal has been turned into a possible case of treason as an alice in wonderland first comes the verdict then the trial with pundits eager to shoot the messenger from questioning whether the reporter who broke the scandal with. lord knows his source should be punished along with the whistleblower why shouldn't you mr meanwhile be charged with
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a crime to news reports focused on snowden's girlfriend what's curious she also packed everything up and left for the mainland to pointing fingers at any other government but their own whether china or russia has been able to sort of suck out that knowledge from those computers while he's been in their countries of voiding the issue at hand seems to be a priority it doesn't surprise me that there should be this focus on. snowden's private. correspondence with private affairs or his whereabouts and travelled instead on the credibly important revelations that he has given us the answer to the question why is simple because they failed to do their job to actually expose all this so now they're blaming somebody who has exposed it and it makes them look bad ditto for the government the media coverage of the n.s.a. scandal oh litmus test for journalism that most are failing instead of cleaning up their act and dwindling ratings networks are busy looking for bad guys elsewhere
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instead of looking the real villain in the face when you consider that as recently as one nine hundred seventy richard nixon was forced to resign in large part because he thought well. this is a huge change in our perception while a media war breaks out over supporting or hating edward snowden as little airtime as possible is actually dedicated to the spying on unsuspecting citizens itself the biggest privacy leak in recent u.s. history has shown the media to have little ability to deal with complex issues instead indulging themselves in a manhunt yet again but then again the shouldn't be too shocking when the finger pointing every now and then is paused it's stories like this that fill air time. or in the sound of your holiday your holiday way. i'm sure going to new york. u.s.
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. spy program is there to target only terrorists but experts suggest those planning terror don't exactly spend their time googling being more days in their facebook page or these are going to glasgow explains exactly what part of cyberspace they do walk upon and there is suppose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google facebook and so on but most of those who look forward to harvest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called underwear none of these resources in that realm are actually indexed by the major search engines in fact google had it one point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered
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by prism according to dutch intelligence service but sensual terrorists go to these core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be this or not have brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the web site existence is no secret for some reason u.s. security services failed to track down the brothers activity even after a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's e-mails eric draitser a new york based geo political analyst believes that the government to media a working together to wage a concentrated smear campaign against snowden. in the united states we see a concerted propaganda campaign designed to demonize and to destroy the image if
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not the total character of snowden and we see this happening from the right wing and also from the left wing those who are attacking glenn greenwald for his revelations and snowden themselves this is now becoming a real story in the united states the way in which the controlled media is attacking snowden and serving the interests of the surveillance state and the partisanship behind president obama the united states certainly will not give up we've seen cases of extraordinary rendition from all over the globe carried out by the united states and it wasn't just in the context of so-called terrorists if i were snowden i would be working under the assumption that there really is no place anywhere on earth that will be one hundred percent safe but i think that the strategy that he has taken incorporating china incorporating russia using the infrastructure built up by wiki leaks is absolutely critical to ensuring his safety so what was snowden's motive for leaking data and what should he do now well these
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are some of the questions being asked in cross two later this hour here's a quick preview for you. all these people who are saying well snowden released information that was harmful to the united states because he revealed for example that the united states was spying on russia or spoiling on china or hacking into universities and places like that well you know they already knew that everybody knows that let me ask you this question mark if if edward snowden is really standing on principle and i don't know if motivations i don't think any of us really know his motivations but nevertheless if he's really standing on principle and what he cares about is really exposing the truth why should he come back to the united states go on trial and really stand up for what he's done if public opinion is so behind him why would that be a good thing for him to do you're arguing you know you should do you don't do the crime if you don't want to do the time well great but that's not the time he's going to do he's not going to be tried we already know that he's being charged
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under the espionage act which carries a potential life imprisonment ok he didn't do anything like that so yeah he has every reason in the world not to want to spend the rest of his life in jail for something he didn't do he'd be stupid to come back here. with these. cross talk coming your way this here on the will coming up after the break we'll be crossing live to all these build true she is in egypt and she be telling us about new clashes between supporters and opponents of the president stay with us for more on that and own stories. the saga of edward snowden
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a whistle blowing hero to millions around the world washington calls him a very dangerous security liability and a threat whatever his state one thing appears to be clear still justifies his actions in the name of transparency and the need to have a public debate on the surveillance state in that regard as he succeeded. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations or the day.
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you continues here on on to at least one person has been killed and more than one hundred sixty injured in finn's clashes between supporters and opponents of the egyptian president in the nile delta city of months sure dozens were also left wounded when fighting broke out in the nearby city of time to work or to build true is live from cairo and brings us more now firstly to tell us more about what's going on i'm unsure of what do you know about the developments the. book just moments before egypt's the league its president mohamed morsi was set to give a speech to the nation possibly reassuring them bloody street clashes have broken out between various and supports the president and those against the president in
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the no doubt the city of monsoor we hear employees at least one day and dozens injured and the egypt police force for their part is struggling to contain the violence using tear gas that's also been reports of birdshot but it's related weapons and fire bombs this started early this afternoon when supporters of the missing brotherhood group which the president hails from staged a protest off the afternoon pries eyewitnesses said that most residents may have attacked them other groups said that it was actually folks who are against islamist group protect them but right now the clashes continue we don't see this ending any time see does this mean perhaps we could be seeing the beginning of another wave of violence no in the country. people here are really stealing themselves it's just a few days before expected nationwide protests against the president on sunday the anniversary of his first year in office definitely the fear is that this violence is going to ask to make me seen
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a number of passes around the governor and people even reaching out to private security firms to secure their homes and their businesses the military for bad pots and they released a statement this week saying they were. to get involved in politics they will have to step in if violence continues this is of course and after these protests have been organized on sunday by grassroots campaign and opposition groups who are calling for the president to step down people are saying this is the make or break moment to have a one sign is a message the muslim brotherhood versus the opposition. to violence on the horizon and expect that. thank you very much indeed for that. crew there in cairo. britain's chancellor george osborne is announcing billions more in government spending cuts a sturdy measures are already biting for many across the u.k. sara first reports the effect can be devastating for the most vulnerable once a place of sanctuary now a patent symbol of austerity burson
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a small garden was west stephanie but she will often sought refuge from her financial ways it was a she'd raised a family but when her son moved out she was caught by the new government scheme that's the betting tax days in social housing with spare rooms let's face it cuts to the housing benefits all me to somewhere smaller less than a month ago and the fifty three year old grandmother of one killed herself by stepping in front of a meeting lorry she left the suicide note behind for her devastated family about god was her world she loved about god. and. all that she'd know. small tight knit communities like this one. might be a long way from westminster because many of the people who live in communities like
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that have been among some of the hardest hit by the government's austerity measures many people. having to pay. just. to have. this problem was caused by the banks this problem was caused by. the government that the cuts are necessary and that the current changes to the benefit system will eventually improve the lives of some of the poorest family but as part of the wealth of a whole taking place right now angela murray had essential say she slashed from twenty hours a day to just three earlier this week she delivered a petition signed by forty five thousand people calling on the chancellor to invest in social care if you think. you haven't committed any crime.
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and you've been restricted to. prison. for. another fifty years but. there are. some. i'd rather be that than one of the experts in situations like stephanie's are avoidable and point to iceland as an example the country saw a collapse of its banking system a few years back but protected spending cheesing stimulus save austerity cheering the banking crisis so rightly and enjoy three percent growth in two thousand and twelve compared to just not point two percent in the k. but with the government seemingly committed there will sterrett the worry is that
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these cuts will for many more people across the like stephanie poacher's friends and family have effects this is irreversible so r.t. . charlie kimber national secretary of the socialist workers party i spoke to an allele here in r.t. he believes the cuts just worsening the situation. there are incredibly applying more of the same medicine which has failed so signally over the last four or five years we're now seeing plans for not just five years of on the austerity program but of seven or eight years of austerity of heart upon half of one party huge vicious huge crosspost legislation and it's not even working in their own terms because the economy is going backwards and we need to change very swiftly otherwise more and more people are to be sucked into poverty. now from on screen
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to online news a polluting paper factory in russia stunning like my car will soon make way for a brand new disney style thing park. in a national park with nature reserves are only a part of the major project and get the full details of this multi-million dollar plan at r.t. dot com. as you look at these pictures are you still thinking that from a rally turned violent when actually this time hundreds of youngsters were battling police but bombarding each other with flowers photos and details. the first part of a long awaited addition to russia's sea fleet power has been unveiled in some petersburg the stern of the heavyweight ship will now be sent to france to be fully assembled. explains what this naval deal means for moscow and paris. misra always been
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a strong and usually cold wind in her eyes but it might also be the wind of change when it comes to places that shut. her. up. to find the ground according to the deal signed two years ago this shipyard in st petersburg will play a vital role in the fabrication of vessels the section built here will soon had to france for completion before making the return journey to enter the service in russia's navy although there's no champagne available to celebrate here today because a bottle of it was just smashed on the new ship or rather on this section of a new ship it's still a big day for a big ship as high as a fifteen story building and around two hundred meters long the mistral class warships have enough capacity to carry sixteen helicopters up to forty tanks or
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armored vehicles and around six hundred troops and a range of around forty thousand kilometers the equivalent of a single trip around the entire globe and what's even maybe more important it is a multipurpose vessel. with the ship is like a swiss knife it can be used both for military and civilian purposes it's a hospital it's a command point it's an assault ship and it's a headquarters it would be great for each of our four fleets to have that ship however the purchase of the two ships is not without its critics some of russia's own ship builders complain the fronts put a huge order to sort of the mastic shipyards they also say the deal has more political than economic benefits it's just a recently emerged that the two mistrial last warships will not be able to operate in russia's bison winters without special lubricants that means more expense for the navy and dependence on a foreign supply chain others argue. it's a win win situation for both countries france gets an order worth over
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a billion euro which will keep many of its ship builders in business more important now than ever because of the ongoing euro zone debt crisis while russia gets a warship that'll considerably boost its military capacity and also gains access to a very latest naval technology the first ship is expected to join russia's navy by the end of next year with another want and as to whether this one deal will lead to closer ties with paris mosco will simply have to wait to see which way the wind blows. st petersburg. now some other news making headlines around the world at this stage of the day at least eight people have been killed but police. in the rio de janeiro. security forces were hunting for the killer of a police officer when we clashed with local. government protests continue to sweep across the country with people demanding better social services despite a recent proposal by the brazilian president for
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a referendum on widespread political reforms. seven people have been killed by a roadside bomb attached to a motorbike which detonated in pakistan's southern city of karachi a senior judge was thought to be the target of the attack and he was seriously wounded after the suicide bomber rammed into his vehicle nobody's claim responsibility for the blast though the judge had reportedly been receiving death threats. rescue operations are ongoing in india's region where massive floods have cut off around five thousand people in the mountains more than eight hundred have been killed and one hundred of the displaced up to ten days of flooding and landslides. left in the water pose a risk of contamination and bring. it up as they promote up about with as the news continues in the meantime the possible fate to blow up edward snowden is discussed in. hostile to this break.
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